Former President Donald Trump set to return to Facebook via his daughter-in-law’s page
Update (3/31/21): On her Facebook page, Lara Trump posted messages (also embedded below) suggesting that Facebook removed her “interview” with Donald Trump from her Facebook Watch page as a result of his continued suspension. One of the notes said that “further content posted in the voice of Donald Trump will be removed and result in additional limitations on the accounts.” Lara Trump then posted a link to the video on Rumble.
The original post follows.
Fox News contributor Lara Trump announced on Instagram today that she will interview her father-in-law, former President Donald Trump, for her show The Right View.
The Right View began as a Trump campaign product, but it has continued in recent weeks with videos that have been uploaded to Lara Trump’s Facebook page, YouTube, and a Rumble page with her name. (The Rumble videos are embedded on the show’s own website, where these social media accounts are linked from.)
Former President Trump is still suspended from Facebook after inciting the January 6 attack on the Capitol building, while the platform’s Oversight Board contemplates recommending letting him back on the platform.
A thorough Media Matters review of over 6,000 of Trump’s Facebook posts found that more than a quarter of them contained COVID-19 misinformation, election lies, or extreme rhetoric about his critics. Trump has continued spreading these lies in recent interviews.
Facebook’s refusal to draw clear lines in enforcing its own policies is at the core of this mess -- it’s no coincidence that Lara Trump broke the news on Facebook-owned Instagram.